Thursday, February 26, 2015

Posters | Gina Hamer & Bailey Higgins

Poster © Gina Hamer (2015)
Each spring, in the Department of Art at the University of Northern Iowa, members of the Art History Faculty (Charles Adelman and Elizabeth Sutton) sponsor a competition in which students prepare and submit original research papers. The best ones, as determined by preliminary screening and by an invited juror (this year Jennie Klein from Ohio University) are then presented in public by their student authors. This takes place at the Annual Art History Symposium (scheduled for Friday, April 10, 2015), during which six hundred dollars is awarded in prize money. For the past two years, the department's graphic design students have helped to support this tradition by designing promotional posters (also a juried competition). Shown here (above and below) are this year's top two Call for Papers posters, as chosen by the art historians. The student designers are Gina Hamer (above) and Bailey Higgins (below).


Richard Critchfield, Those Days: An American Album (New York: Laurel 1987), p. 252. An excerpt from a letter to Anne (Williams) Critchfield (the author's mother) from [first name] Hadwen, Jr., who was then teaching at the American Academy in Guatemala (c1927)—

…Last Sunday we took in a bullfight. Indians danced in the plaza, wearing fancy dress and masks. We had a great time. Bull got out of the ring & hundreds of us ran toward the church where it turned around & went the other way. Threw several men into the air as it went & I think one was killed. But I doubt if it was as dangerous as driving on Iowa's Lincoln Highway on a Sunday afternoon…

We live just 12 miles north of the Lincoln Highway.

Poster © Bailey Higgins (2015)